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Poster Proposals

Council on Community-Based Partnerships

The Council on Community-Based Partnerships recognizes outstanding achievements in engagement scholarship. Students, faculty, staff and their community partners are honored for excellence in community-based research.

community engagement poster proposals

The Council on Community-Based Partnerships invites students, faculty, and community organizations to submit a proposal to present a poster at the annual Excellence in Community Engagement Poster Exhibition. Proposals should describe community engagement research or relevant projects.  Poster presenters will be recognized during the Excellence in Community Engagement Awards Luncheon.

For more information, please contact Dr. Andrew Goodlife, chair for the Academic Conference and Presentation Committee at or (205) 348-8283.

The deadline to submit your proposal is 4:45 p.m., Monday, March 15, 2021. //  Notification to applicants will be made by Monday, April 26, 2021.

If selected, we will ask you to submit a screen recording of your PowerPoint, Google Slide, or Prezi presentation with a voice-over. Videos should not exceed 4 minutes. Acceptance notifications will be sent by Monday, April 5, 2021, and the virtual presentation of the posters will take place Tuesday, April 20, 2021.


Engaged scholarship combines the familiar traditions of teaching, research, and service in equitable partnerships with communities external to the campus. These partnerships have a goal of creating sustained, positive change in both the community and the academy. Engaged scholarship is reciprocal and is conducted in an atmosphere of mutual respect for, and understanding of, both partners’ strengths, weaknesses and needs. The ideal engaged scholarship initiative involves faculty and students in partnership with a community entity or entities.

Poster Rubric

Download a PDF of the rubric used for the Poster applications here.

guidelines + dimensions

Submissions are encouraged that include, but are not limited to innovative designs, partnerships, community/institutional impact, curriculum development/assessment, service-learning, and civic engagement.

Poster dimensions of 36” by 48” are recommended. However, attempts will be made to accommodate other sizes if needed. Posters will be displayed on tabletops. Therefore, it’s recommended that presenters use a rigid poster display, free-standing posters, or allow their posters to be pinned or attached to a firmer board which will be provided at the poster session. Easels will also be made available.

If selected, presenters will be asked to submit their posters in a digital format in anticipation of a virtual or limited contact awards ceremony.